Here’s Kevin Bieksa on After Hours, and it’s definitely a good watch. Bieksa’s a funny guy, and his deadpan delivery never fails to amuse. Things we learn: Bieksa is that guy that never shuts up about his “two young kids at home.” We get it, loser, you love your family. Also, Bieksa claims he was [...]

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You’ve got to hand it to a lot of Canuck fans. They really know how to get their hopes up. True, it’s not as bad as last year, when the White Towel was already planning the parade route after the first round, but there’s still a lot of ridiculous “this is our year” nonsense going [...]

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The Manchester derby lasted for ninety-four minutes in total on Saturday, and for ninety-three of those minutes and fifty-nine of those seconds Wayne Rooney (left) was a peripheral figure who continued to labour in the same manner that he has done all season. Unfortunately for Manchester City it only took him a second to score one [...]

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After Wednesday’s loss against the Anaheim Ducks, the prevailing opinion amongst Canuck fandom was that the Canucks got outmuscled. This opinion could be heard from callers on the Team 1040, read on threads posted on Canucks.com, and absorbed by osmosis from articles written by Brad Ziemer (you wouldn’t want to actually read them). This sudden [...]

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We get asked our fair share of questions here at PITB. Clearly, we have a lot of opinions, and we try to express them as best we can. But some questions resist answering. To wit: two days ago, Dan Donkers has asked us one such question. “The Canucks are good and all,” he says, “But [...]

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It was a Thursday night in late October.  That much I remember since my golfing buddy was coming over to watch the Thursday night football game.  Tim had the Vikings that night and I had the Packers, and the winner would move into first place in our football pool.  I don’t recall him having a [...]

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Canucks 3 – 4 Ducks It feels like it’s been forever since we’ve watched the Canucks suffer a home regulation loss, and I’m a little uncertain of how to feel about it. At this point in the season, it’s not unlike like being gored by a unicorn: sure, it’s undesired, but it’s so rare that [...]

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The Canucks Dice & Ice Benefit is a fabulous annual charity event that raises money for the Canucks For Kids Fund in support of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and BC Children’s Hospital. We’ve never been, and until we have enough money to pay rent and still have some money left in our bank accounts, it’s [...]

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Have you seen the Canucks’ schedule in March? They’re away quite a bit. They play 15 times in 31 days, with 9 of those contests in other people’s buildings, as part of two lengthy road trips. The first will be five games, and the second will be four. That first road trip is the annual [...]

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Quick Hits (From Behind) is an irregular feature on Pass it To Bulis, wherein two hockey fans chip in their thoughts on current hockey news and get assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Hi there! Do you like links? Because PITB’s got a handful of good reads to help you with your chronic [...]

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If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a clip of the Keith Ballard injury, via Kukla’s Korner. Last night, during the game, I wondered aloud to my wife if Milan Michalek was guilty of a slewfoot here. Kukla’s Korner asks the same question. Ben Kuzma also asked. Mike Gillis straight up said it was. Let [...]

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PITB’s favorite road hockey team, the Vancouver Wellwoods, have just released this fantastic video to help promote their team. It is a wonderful illustration of their team motto, “Training is Cheating.” Make sure to head to their team page and “Like” the Wellwoods. As we have said before, they are PITB’s team and, therefore, they [...]

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Canucks 4 – 2 Senators You’d have thought, from the tone of the media coverage leading up to this game, that Ottawa was coming in with a bag over their collective heads, while the Canucks had been spotted a guillotine, a French audience, and a death warrant personally signed by Maximilien Robespierre. From the outset, [...]

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For much of the season, the Canucks’ 4th line has been a target for criticism. It’s been a patchwork unit all year long, with little in the way of consistency (save the presence of Tanner Glass). Worse, the players the Canucks have placed on it have had such varying skillsets and playing styles that we [...]

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Nardwuar the Human Serviette is one of those love-him-or-hate-him kind of guys. He can be a bit annoying and more than a little twee, but there’s definitely no disputing his originality as an interviewer. His unique style has earned him international acclaim, and it’s always worth a mention when he sits down with someone. With [...]

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The opening goal of Friday night’s game versus the Blackhawks is scored when Christian Ehrhoff comes off the bench and immediately steps into a slapshot on the blueline. It beats Marty Turco cleanly. But here is something you might have missed: We see, in clip above, Ryan Kesler turn back to the bench, seemingly disinterested [...]

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Cody Hodgson’s Dark Times, Part 2: Now With Hilarious Reader Submissions

If you’re new to Cody Hodgson’s dark times, I recommend you go back and read the original post that led to this one. If, however, you’re averse to doing research just to get a pretty lame joke, here’s a short primer: in an intermission segment about Cody Hodgson’s injury troubles, the narration included the hyperbolic [...]

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Canucks 4 – 3 Blackhawks Was that an exciting game or what? The correct answer is not “what.” Chicago came out flying tonight and put the Canucks on their heels through most of this game. It can be argued that they deserved the win: a questionable no-goal call went against the ‘Hawks and the Canucks’ [...]

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Canuck fans have every right to temper their expectations about Sami Salo’s return to the lineup this season. The guy attracts injuries like banana-eaters attract mosquitoes, and his most recent near-mortal wound in a game of floorball (a.k.a. hockey so thoroughly neutered it can be played on gym floors without fear of scuffing) was a [...]

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Pictured: Paul Bissonnette, the classy half of the hockey’s best potential duo. Before we go any further, let me express my deep regret if this post misled you into thinking that two of hockey’s finest personalities had teamed up to form some sort of self-aware, hilarious, analytical, hard-partying NHL supercombo. That really is too good [...]

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Manny Malhotra is an Enabler

It wasn’t that long ago that Manny Malhotra was receiving premature buzz for the Selke Award. Now, mired in a 16-game pointless drought, questions are being raised about his role as the third-line center, with some suggesting that Hodgson might supplant him before the season is done. I heard from some quarters that Hodgson’s line [...]

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have gone from the penthouse (the league’s best regular season record a year ago) to the outhouse (the league’s worst record this year) and not just because they lost their best player.  While the Toronto Raptors were certainly not among the NBA elite last season they also lost their best player and [...]

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I’m posting this goalie fight video for the same narrow-minded reason this goalie fight happened: because, common sense be damned, this is a goalie fight, and however ill-advised it might have been, you never break up a goalie fight. Let’s stop and consider all the reasons why this was a poorly-conceived event: first, Rick DiPietro [...]

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Canucks 6 – 0 Coyotes As a Canucks fan, it is thoroughly disorienting to cheer for the best team in the league. Cheering for the Canucks and cheering for the #1 team in the NHL is like serving both God and Mammon. It creates a kind of cognitive dissonance. Take tonight for example: the Western [...]

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Cody Hodgson’s Dark Times

In case you just awoke from a hockey coma, you’ve probably heard that Cody Hodgson, prized prospect of the Vancouver Canucks, played his first NHL game yesterday. It’s been a long time coming for Hodgson, who has overcome a boatload of misinformation, intrusive media coverage, rampant speculation and injury troubles just to get here. But [...]

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